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Research Guides

Digital Persistent IDentifiers - PIDs

This guide lists 6 key PID types: ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), DOI (Digital Object Identifier), RRID (Research Resource ID), ROR (Research Organization Registry), Funder ID, Grant ID, It will also discuss some benefits of using PIDs.

Organization-level persistent identifiers

Several persistent identifiers have emerged to tell one organization from another, and none have become the definitive best choice the way ORCID has. Different ones are used by different outside organizations like publishers, funders, and so on. Here are some identifiers for VCU and VCU Health.